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Dream worlds

Hidden patterns in tropical fruit / underground test / The Sun In Ultra-HD / art by Russell Moreton / the Frinton Park Estate Mini Guide / 25 years on from Adam and Joe / technology is beautiful: Docubyte (via Synth … Continue reading

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Missed opportunities

Amectran Exar-1, 1979, at Concept Bunny. The Amectran (‘AMerican ECological TRANsportation’) was ahead of its time, styled by Pietro Frua and has almost as many conspiracy theories as GM’s EV-1 / two books to support: To Have and To Hold: … Continue reading

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Going behind your back

Carter and Goldfinger explain the County of London Plan, at A London Inheritance from 1945 / illustrations by Vorja Sánchez / art and installations by Antti Laitinen / Arquitectura libre, a project that ‘focuses primarily on the architecture of remittances; … Continue reading

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Moving on up

Dadrock posturing special: Screamadelica Stratocaster / carvings by Zoe Wilson / an accumulation of things / Architecture // Architects as jazz album covers, by Eugene Schlumberger / exploring a semi-abandoned Chinese city / a pair of dream woodland houses: Cadbury … Continue reading

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Music and more

‘Dune: we simulated the desert planet of Arrakis to see if humans could survive there’ / Nick Cave talks with Mick Harvey and Warren Ellis about Bad Seeds’ B-sides and more / 35 interesting maps / happy birthday Loveless. Lots … Continue reading

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Sound reasoning

The new issue of Paperboy Magazine is out now / The Library of Misremembered Books / a full copy of Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation from 2006 / Pavel builds Kalimbas / Studio Drift’s Materialism, reverse engineeringthe … Continue reading

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Fights and findings

The Battle of Brixton, 1957 / the demolition of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre / Historical Reconstruction of the 1915 Ford Model T Assembly Line / Retro collectors are uncovering hoards of old data / Mountain View Cemetery: star … Continue reading

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Mid-week round-up

This and that from here and there. Art by Victor-John Villanueva (nsfw in a pixellated kind of way) / Crafting sound and embroidering circuits with Sam Topley / a new children’s book, My Daddy Has 100 Synths. There should be … Continue reading

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Thursday ephemera trawl

A collection of things. Jarvis Cocker’s Aline, Aline, a video directed by Wes Anderson. See also Anderson’s train carriage for British Pullman / farewell to Rick Jones of Fingerbobs / 2001 A Space Odyssey: Dubstep re-edit. See also 2001: A … Continue reading

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Truth or bear

A Place Like No Other: the mysteries of Suffolk Pink / a new book about Mid-Century British architecture / Berlin U-Bahn Architecture & Design Map (via Wallpaper*) / a review of ‘The Great Beanie Baby Bubble’ by Zac Bissonnette. At … Continue reading

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All that is solid

Collections and archives. the Thames Television YouTube archive (via MeFi) / the London Picture Archive / File Not Found, ‘A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans’. How the ‘traditional’ metaphor of files … Continue reading

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Collect the set

What would a flat earth really be like? / a new issue of Dirty Furniture is forthcoming / The Witching Museum / a new version of Jenni Sparks’ hand-drawn map of London / for Autumn, 56 trees in modern British … Continue reading

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Top of the pops

So where are the small slivers of optimism? / a universe in your browser (via b3ta) / The Myth of the Productive Commute / the Drone Photo Awards 2021 (via Kottke) / 24 underrated websites / Bespoke Synth, ‘an alarmingly … Continue reading

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10 PRINT “RIP”, 20 GOTO 10

The Royal Institute of British Architects page at Arts and Culture / aerial photography by Brad Walls / Pelle Cass’ digitally manipulated sports photographs / Amelia, The Trilogy of Terror, fun short film from the 70s / China’s Ghost Cities. … Continue reading

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Noise annoys

This and that, starting with the Mystery of Havana Syndrome / art by Doug Reina / twitter digressions on aviation by AeroDork / landscape paintings by Lucy Kent / 25 Wallpaper* artist covers / AIDS in the Art World: A … Continue reading

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Where we’re going

Friday randomness. Art and illustration by Katherine Lam / 80s digital dashboard designs / Public House: A Cultural and Social History of the London Pub (via Wallpaper*) / Garfield thrown out of the window / Lesbian Horse, soundscapes and beats … Continue reading

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All paintings great and small

Honey, We Shrunk the Art! The Return of the Micro Gallery / creative year zero, with shades of Chris Burden’s ‘Samson‘: Commodity Fetishism, a switch that ‘in all likelyhood will destroy your power supply and, depending on a wide variety … Continue reading

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A different view

Londons – The Polycentric City, an exhibition by eight photographers, Luca Piffaretti, Francesco Russo, Henry Woide, Sue Barr, Caroline Charrel, Simon Kennedy, Andrew Meredith and Polly Tootal / Considering Immersive Art Rooms and Why We Love to Escape (via TMN): … Continue reading

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The man who went up a hill

The Secret City, the latest map from Herb Lester / O and Planks have a split 7″ covering two unexpected classics (via DoomRock) / Aoko Matsuda’s The Woman Dies, at Granta. See also, Let’s All Be Final Girls / the … Continue reading

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A mixed bag

A mixed bag. This Islington apartment has a bunker (via b3ta). Housed in the Research Building at the New River Head site / another property, this time in a former WWII observation tower in Nova Scotia / Chipperfield vs Mies. … Continue reading

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